Waves & the Both of Us (2008) Her moniker may refer to a kids'-book character (Penelope Farmer's Charlotte Sometimes; the singer's real name is Jessica Charlotte Poland), but the themes explored on… 2008-05-06 Charlotte Sometimes Pop
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Waves & the Both of Us (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 06, 2008; Lead Performance: Charlotte Sometimes; Genre: Pop

Her moniker may refer to a kids'-book character (Penelope Farmer's Charlotte Sometimes; the singer's real name is Jessica Charlotte Poland), but the themes explored on her first album Waves & the Both of Us are anything but childish. She fills her impressive debut with meditations on lost love (the pretty ballad ''Build the Moon''), self-discovery (catchy jazz-popper ''Losing Sleep''), and angst (impassioned rocker ''This Is Only for Now''). Evoking Fiona Apple at her best, Poland can become a bit broody, but for the most part you'll find yourself getting swept away by Waves. B+
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Originally posted May 09, 2008 Published in issue #991 May 16, 2008 Order article reprints